LKS 20220311 BER011; (FILES) This file photo taken on September 8, 2005 shows then German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (L) talking with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Chancellery in Berlin, as Putin went to the German capital to oversee the signing of an agreement to build the multi-billion-dollar Nord Stream 1 pipeline linking Russia with western Europe, just 10 days before the September 18, 2005 German general election. - Germany's former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder reportedly met Vladimir Putin on Thursday, March 10, 2022 in Moscow in a bid to get the Russian leader to end his invasion of Ukraine. News outlet Politico, which did not name its sources, said the meeting was coordinated with Kyiv and that Schroeder had travelled to Russia via Turkey. LEHTIKUVA / AFP Guido Bergmann